All recreational users should review the general Recreational Use information page and the Important Safety Notice thereon!
On most Wagner-managed lands in New Hampshire, the following recreational uses are generally allowed without a fee:
- Pedestrian access for traditional uses (such as hunting and fishing)
- Driving open roads in standard vehicles
Overnight camping is not allowed, and no fires may be kindled on Wagner-managed lands.
Wagner manages recreational leases for camp lots on these lands. These are typically year-to-year leases of camp lots that have existed for a long time. We have not been creating new lease lots, and we have no plans to do so. At times, Wagner will assist a camp owner in finding a purchaser for their camp. You may email email@example.com if you have questions about our recreational leasing program.
There are some commercial sporting camps and campgrounds that operate on or adjacent to Wagner managed lands, as well, including:
The State of New Hampshire has entered into ATV and/or snowmobile trail agreements with Wagner and its landowners. Under these agreements, local clubs may work with the state to designate and maintain trails. ATVs may only be used pursuant to Wagner’s ATV Policy, which generally restricts use to designated trails.
Coos Canyon Rock and Gift Shop administers free recreational prospecting permits for Wagner, even in New Hampshire. Please visit their website for further details.
Hunting and Trapping
Hunting for deer, upland birds, moose and small game is allowed, subject to New Hampshire regulations and the following Wagner policies:
Wagner’s ATV policy also allows for the retrieval of downed large game in some instances.
In accordance with recommended management strategies from the Fish & Game Department, Wagner offers bear bait permits for a fee. A permit to bait wildlife must be signed by WFM and submitted to NH Fish & Game headquarters postmarked by the first Monday in August for bear. Please call Wagner’s Bangor, ME field office at 207.990.0050 x2024 for further information. Only bear bait permit holders may use hounds on Wagner-managed lands during bear season, and only subject to permit conditions.
Note that we no longer allow baiting for deer on Wagner-managed lands.
In New Hampshire, “No person may set, arrange, or tend any trap/snare upon any land or from the shores of any waters of which he is not the owner or occupant unless he has signed, written permission, and until a copy is filed with the conservation officer in whose district said person is going to trap, together with a description of the land on which trapping is to be done.” The NH Permit to Trap forms may be found at on the Fish & Game website. Please send all completed forms to Wagner’s Errol office, and these will be signed and returned to you, starting October 1.
Similarly, coyote hunters must submit the appropriate NH permit form to Wagner’s Errol office for setting baits or night hunting. A permit to bait wildlife must be signed by WFM and submitted to NH Fish & Game headquarters postmarked by the first Monday in October for coyote.
The address for the Errol office is 1541 Colebrook Road, P.O. Box 121, Errol, NH 03579.
Bird dogs are not considered under our hunting with hounds policy, and are allowed on Wagner-managed lands during upland bird seasons.
Any commercial guide or other venture making use of Wagner-managed lands and roads for recreational purposes (whether for hunting, wildlife observation, rafting access, or any other purpose) must contact Wagner at 207.990.0050 x2024 to discuss appropriate permissions and to provide evidence of adequate insurance coverage.